Many times I shoot one or 2 pictures and I end up with the dailypic. Then other times, like tonight, I have to go through a few variations before I end up with the final shot, which in this case is miles from where I started. I grabbed a simple flower at the store, figured it be nice to have some color since it’s the middle winter. Take a nice shot in a vase and call it the dailypic, next thing I knew I am digging through my studio equipment for bright-colored gels, setting up my old negative light box and I have ripped the poor flower apart. I do have some nice shots from before it was ‘deconstructed’, I am sure I could’ve used any of them for a photo, but it just kept progressing.
I think it is a slight departure from what I’m used to shooting, though still life, is still life. I could actually see a series of these, different flowers, on different bright colors, I am picturing a red rose on a bright teal or royal blue, I think it would make a really nice collection. What do you think? I would’ve bought some more flowers when I was at the store had I known this is what I wanted to shoot.
1/60, f20, ISO 200 90mm Tamron, Nikon D700